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Skid Plate Install Issue

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by runCMD, Apr 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM.

  1. Apr 14, 2019 at 1:06 PM
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    runCMD

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    so while waiting for my new ball joints to come in the mail, I tried to install the skid plate I picked up from @InfernoPRO. I can’t get them on and assuming it’s due to a piece that’s from my lift kit? Can’t get the front to sit all the way up. Do I just need longer hardware?

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  2. Apr 14, 2019 at 1:42 PM
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    What lift do u have?
     
  3. Apr 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    bought it from the dealer with it - not sure but I'm pretty sure I have Tuff Country UCAs :)
     
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    Probably gonna need spacers and longer bolts. Think ready lift sells a kit
     
  5. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    It does indeed look like I have a diff drop - just ordered the kit. Will probably just leave the full skid plate off until it comes
     
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    If you don’t have a diff drop installed, it should fit without spacers. From the pictures it looks like you don’t have it lined up all the way. The ears on the outside of the skid should be on the outside of your sway bar brackets. Make sure that the bolts in the front are aligned perfectly with the holes in the frame. Took me a little bit of messing around with it before it would go in straight. I ended up laying on my back under the truck with my fee towards the bed. Then I could essentially use both hands to line it up while my leg supported the back end.
     
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    interesting, i checked and i do have a diff drop, but it also looks like i might not have been lined up - i thought i looked and it was that way on both sides. not sure i want to get under there again with all the other work i have left to do today on the truck
     
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    At first I thought the block above the sway bar might be aftermarket and the main issue but it looks like this diff drop spacer might be actually the main culprit.

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  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:44 PM
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    Remove the sway spacer. And use some washers to accommodate the diff drop. Or remove the diff drop
     
  10. Apr 14, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    If I did that I suspect having my 3" coil spacer would be a problem. I don't think I want to remove pieces of my lift which is now necessary for my 35s, here's hoping the readylift kit solves my issues.
     
  11. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    Yep, the skid plate spacer will solve your problems. Easy fix. Just a pain to get half way through and find out you need another.
    On a side note, not sure why hardware comes with the spacer kit but if you end up not needed the stock, middle bolt (5mm Allen), let me know.. I need a new one and don’t want to buy a whole new hardware kit.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2019 at 4:17 PM
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    will do
     
  13. Apr 14, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    RCD 6" SUSPENSION LIFT,ICON EXTENDED FRONT COILOVERS,3" BODY LIFT,CAMBURG UPPER CONTROL ARMS.REAR DISK BRAKE CONVERSION,BIG BRAKE FRONT CONVERSION, AND MANY MORE
    Buy or fabricate some spacers for the gap. Buy some aluminum spacers and drill them out for the bolts
     

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